Academy of Ballet Arts, Inc.

2914 1st Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association

Saint Petersburg 33731 FL US

Alan Venable

Writer For Hire
Saint Petersburg FL US

Alex McKnight, Photographer

AM Photo, Inc. & Archiva Images

Alvarez Photo

150 22nd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

American Stage Theater Company

163 3rd Street North
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

April Hartley

Saint Petersburg FL US

Art For Art

2734 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

ARTicles ~ Leslie Curran Gallery

1431 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing

1445 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

ArtLofts at Florida CraftArt

10 5th Street North
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT)

1111 18th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

ARTZ 4 Life Academy

1751 Kings Highway
Clearwater 33755 FL US

Avenue 5 Art Studio

2630 5th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Barter Boat

Saint Petersburg FL US

Bask – Ales Bask Hostomsky

Saint Petersburg FL US

Bella Designs Studio – Teresa Mandala

Saint Petersburg FL US

Beth Warmath

Clearwater FL US

Bill Castleman Fine Art

Seashore paintings
Saint Petersburg FL US

Bill Kelsey

Saint Petersburg FL US

Board Silly Productions

Theatre and Workshops in a Box
3545 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Bonnie Agan

Actor/Voice actor
Saint Petersburg FL US


Saint Petersburg FL US

Brick Street Clay Studio

400 23rd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Carol Hess Fine Art

Saint Petersburg FL US

Carole Shelton

Works of Art in Jewelry
635 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Carrie Jadus

Saint Petersburg FL US

Cass Womack

Production Artist, Murals, Illustration and Chalk Artist.
Tampa FL US

Catherine Woods – C Glass Studio

297 20th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

Cecilia Lueza


Charles Parkhill

Charlie Parker Pottery

2724 6th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Chihuly Collection

Permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly
720 Central Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Chizzy – Chad Mize

Saint Petersburg FL US

Chris Peter

Saint Petersburg FL US

Christina Lembo

Saint Petersburg FL US

Coralette Damme / The Crafty Hag

Saint Petersburg FL US

Craftsman House Gallery Cafe Pottery Studio

2955 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Creative Clay / Good Folk Gallery

Creative Soul

2425 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Curated Craft and Art Gallery and Classroom

Everything is handmade, or redone in our studio and classroom
Saint Petersburg FL US

CyberCraft Robots

Robot Scuptures you will Covet
2955 Central Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

D YaeL Kelley

Fine Arts Painter
2955 Central Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US


Where Art Meets Affordability
203 1st Street North
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Seminole FL US

David Calvin Furniture Studio

Custom Furniture and Accessories
2222 16th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

David Manson

composer, music contractor, trombonist, band leader, educator
Saint Petersburg FL US

Davidson Fine Art

Gallery, Custom Framing & Printing, Art Supply Store
2036 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Davidson Fine Art and Zebra Color Lab

2036 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Dazzio Art Experience

512 22nd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Deanna Mathews Kilbourne

Saint Petersburg FL US

Derek Donnelly

Don Silvestri

Representational artist
222 22nd Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Dorothy Sabean

Saint Petersburg FL US

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

2240 9th Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Duncan McClellan

Blown Glass Artist
2342 Emerson Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Duncan McClellan Gallery

2342 Emerson Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Elizabeth Barenis

Saint Petersburg FL US


EMIT - adventurous music presenter
Saint Petersburg FL US

EnergyWebs™ Studio

5135 109th Way North
Saint Petersburg 33708 FL US

Evan Neidich

Saint Petersburg FL US

First Night St Petersburg

Saint Petersburg FL US

Florida CraftArt

501 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Florida Holocaust Museum

Features collection of works of art, photographs and historical
55 5th Street South
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Florida Orchestra Musicians Association


Florida Society of Goldsmiths

719 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Fourward Glass

611 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

7019 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33710 FL US

Frederick “Rootman” Woods

freeFall Theatre

6099 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33710 FL US

From Mayan Hands

2006 2nd Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Funktion House

562 25th Street South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US

Galleries On The Go

Brokering Art Spaces in Public Places

Gina Coccaro

Metal Sculpture
Saint Petersburg FL US

Glenyse Thompson Creative

Watermedia Artist
Saint Petersburg FL US

Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics

2401 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

Graphi-ko Gallery

669 Central Avenue South
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Great Explorations Children’s Museum

1925 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg 33704 FL US

Green Street Mosaics

Custom Glass Mosaics for the Home
Saint Petersburg FL US

H & G Solutions Stained Glass

2267 6th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg 33713 FL US

H. Lovelyn Bettison

Saint Petersburg FL US

Herb Snitzer Photography

4619 Alcazar Way South
Saint Petersburg 33712 FL US


Saint Petersburg FL US

James Oleson

Saint Petersburg FL US

Jeffrey W. Walling

Saint Petersburg FL US

Jennie Pearl

Jennifer Kosharek

Saint Petersburg FL US

Jim Rolston – Red Zen Art

Fine Art and Sculpture
Saint Petersburg FL US

Jim Swallow

Saint Petersburg FL US

John Gascot

Latin Pop and Abstracts
Pinellas Park FL US

John Hair Monumental Sculpture

Monumental Sculpture Museum and Studio
290 9th Street North
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

John Taormina

1431 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg 33705 FL US

Joseph N. Walles

10 5th Street North
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Kapfer Glass Studio

409 Corey Avenue
Saint Pete Beach 33706 FL US

Kas Turner

10 5th Street North
Saint Petersburg 33701 FL US

Keep St Pete Lit

Read and Write On!
Saint Petersburg FL US

Kim McDaniel

Saint Petersburg FL US

Kyu Yamamoto

Saint Petersburg FL US

Lance Rodgers Fine Art

Saint Petersburg FL US

Laura Albright Studio

Art Jewelry
Saint Petersburg FL US

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All Opportunities
Calls to Artists
  • GASP! Fringe Festival is Looking for Artists and Performers
    November 17, 2017
    Application deadline:  Tuesday, January 30

    Creative Loafing is hosting an open call for local artists and performers for our annual GASP! - a performing arts event like no other!

    The Fringe Fest will bring a smorgasbord of live theater, dance, comedy, performance art, music and more to the  Tampa Museum of Art on March 16, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and we’re looking for both emerging and established artists to apply.

    We are particularly interested in acts that break new ground, that merge disciplines in unusual ways, or that resonate with the special exhibitions (artists to be announced) on view at the Tampa Museum of Art during GASP! 2018.

    Given that this year's GASP! happens on St. Patrick's Day Eve, we'll also welcome applications from acts with seasonal tie-ins (the color green, leprechauns, step dancing, James Joyce — but please, no snakes).

    More information about the event and the performer application is available at
  • Working and Coworking Space for Nonprofits
    November 15, 2017
    Creative Pinellas, our amazing countywide arts organization, moved their operations to the beautiful grounds of the former Gulf Coast Museum in Largo. They are now able to offer affordable office space to arts and culture nonprofits in Pinellas County, and are currently accepting applications.

    The Creative Pinellas Arts Business Incubator offers:

    - Private Offices and Coworking space
    - WiFi
    - Conference Room
    - Classroom
    - Mailroom and resource center
    - Mentoring
    - Training
    - Workshops and other business support

    Creative Pinellas aims to build a vibrant, collaborative arts and cultural community that supports participants' development, growth and success and that can act as a magnet and support system for the arts in Pinellas County.

    Rent for offices start at $135 per month.

    Rent for coworking space is $38 per month.

    Details and an online application are here:

    Further details are here.
  • South Arts Award for Visual Artists
    November 14, 2017
    Application deadline:  December 15

    The South Arts Southern Prize and State Fellowships acknowledge, support and celebrate the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South.

    The program is open to individual artists living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. This program is open only to visual artists and will expand to other disciplines in the future.

    South Arts State Fellowships; $5,000

    The South Arts State Fellowship is a state-specific prize awarded to the artists whose work reflects the best of the visual arts in the South.

    A review panel will select one winner per eligible state, with artistic excellence being the sole criterion.

    A total of nine fellowships will be awarded. Each will be awarded a $5,000 South Arts State Fellowship, and will compete for one of the two South Arts Prizes. State Fellowship recipients will be required to attend an awards ceremony.

    South Arts Southern Prize; $25,000 and $10,000

    The nine State Fellowship recipients will compete for the South Arts Southern Prize. The $25,000 Southern Prize will be awarded to the artist whose work exhibits the highest artistic excellence, and one finalist will be awarded a $10,000 Prize, also based on artistic excellence.

    The Southern Prize winner will also receive a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences. A national panel will convene to evaluate the body of work represented by the nine State Fellowship recipients and select the Prize winner and Finalist.

    An online application is here.
  • Sculptures for a Children's Garden
    November 8, 2017
    Deadline:  December 15

    McKee Botanical Garden in Vero Beach invites artists to create sculptures for a new children’s garden, including monkeys, blue crabs, turtles and pelicans.

    In January 2019, McKee will open a nearly one-acre Children’s Garden, designed specifically for ages 3-9 years old.

    The mission of the Children’s Garden at McKee is to create a fun and whimsical outdoor destination that inspires imagination and curiosity in children through interaction, education and exploration. The Children’s Garden at McKee will nurture a powerful bond between children and nature.

    In keeping with that mission, three specific sculpture groupings have been incorporated into the design for the Children’s Garden at McKee.

    Please see the attached specs.

    McKee Artist Call Exhibits 11.07.17

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  • Community Action Stops Abuse seeks Community Engagement Director
    November 8, 2017
    Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA) is seeking a full-time Community Engagement Director.

    This position is a key “storyteller” for CASA, charged with bringing the stories of participants, programs and initiatives to life for the community.

    This position is responsible for planning, developing and directing strategies to maximize awareness, partnerships and contributions to CASA through collaborations.

    CASA is the official 501c3 domestic violence center in St. Petersburg.

    Details are here.
  • St Petersburg College Foundation Seeks Accountant
    November 8, 2017
    The St. Petersburg College Foundation in Clearwater is seeking a part-time Accountant.

    The Foundation raises funds to provide scholarships for St. Pete College students, including First Generation scholarships, Study Abroad scholarships and Achievement Grants.

    Details are here.
  • Glazer Children's Museum Seeks Development Coordinator
    November 8, 2017
    The Glazer Children's Museum in downtown Tampa is seeking a Development Coordinator.

    This position is responsible for managing the donor database and fundraising records, providing primary administrative support to the development team, and taking primary responsibility for some aspects of the overall development plan.

    Details are here.
  • Jobs at Feeding Tampa Bay
    November 8, 2017
    Feeding Tampa Bay in Ybor City has the following positions open:

    - Program Associate

    - Data and Research Specialist

    - Executive Assistant

    Details are here.
  • Positions Open at the New James Museum
    November 7, 2017
    The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in downtown St. Pete has the following positions open:

    - IT Manager

    - Preparator

    - Director of Finance and Administration

    - Education Manager

    The Museum is scheduled to open in early 2018.

    Details are available here.
  • Jack Kerouac T-Shirt Contest
    November 2, 2017
    Deadline:  December 1

    Calling all creatives for a T-shirt art contest, open to all ages, artists and art forms.

    Evoke the spirit of Jack Kerouac’s style, life journey or body of work with a black and white outside-the-box entry.

    Seeking a non-traditional portrait, not full-face, photo-realistic images. Silhouettes are allowed.

    Conceptual or abstract art is encouraged, along with collage or illustrated maps, to name a few ideas.

    The contest winner’s art will adorn the shirt sold year-round to raise funds for The Friends of Jack Kerouac House, a local charity working to purchase and preserve the literary legend's St. Petersburg residence.

    Email digital images to Please include your full name and contact information, along with the title of the image, medium used and date the work was completed.

    For questions or to arrange in-person art drop off, call James Eric at 404 444 5618. All top three finalists will receive prizes. The 1st place selection will be awarded $200 in cash.
  • Museum Operations Assistant
    October 31, 2017
    The Tampa Museum of Art in downtown Tampa is seeking a Museum Operations Assistant.

    Under general supervision, this position will install art work or other objects, fabricate museum exhibit components and assist with building security, maintenance and operations.

    Typical Duties

    Support preparation of museum buildings and arrangements for public display, event, special programs and facilities.

    Under supervision, maintain, repair and upgrade buildings, infrastructure equipment, heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), security, fire suppression systems and grounds.

    Assist in ensuring public acceptance of safety and security rules and regulations.

    Patrol assigned museum facilities to protect the exhibits, property and artifacts from theft, violence or vandalism.

    As directed, perform general maintenance and repair museum facilities or exhibits.

    Clean interior and exterior of assigned portions of the facility and grounds daily, following a pre-determined schedule.

    Details are here.
  • Curator of Contemporary Art
    October 31, 2017
    The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is seeking a Curator of Contemporary Art.

    This is a non-tenure track position responsible for developing dynamic exhibitions on contemporary art and artists and continuing to build The Ringling’s contemporary art collection through gifts and acquisitions.

    The curator oversees the programming of the museum’s contemporary permanent collection galleries as well as the recently opened Monda Gallery of Contemporary Art, a space that spotlights innovative new projects by living artists.

    In addition, the Curator is expected to develop engaging exhibition projects for the temporary exhibition galleries of the The Ringling’s Searing Wing and occasionally oversee the hosting of traveling exhibitions.

    The Curator of Contemporary Art is responsible for research and scholarship on the 20th and 21st century art collection and in producing interpretation of the collections, scholarly publications, and exhibitions catalogues.

    The Curator works collaboratively with the Curatorial, Education, and Collection teams and manages special projects as needed, creates project plans and budgets and monitors project expenditures; develops docent training materials in collaboration with the Education department, teaches and mentors interns and fellows, participates in donor cultivation, outreach and lecturing in the community, and interfaces with colleagues at the national/international level.

    Details are here.
  • Jobs at the Museum of Fine Arts
    October 31, 2017
    The Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg has the following positions open:

    - Curator of Collections and Exhibitions
    - Assistant Director of Development
    - Manager of Individual Giving and Stewardship
    - Museum Store Associate (a temporary position that ends 4/8/18)
    - Museum Associate

    Details are available here.
  • Hurricane Benefit: Call for Work by Artists of All Ages
    October 31, 2017
    We have all been impacted to some extent by the storms this hurricane season. The destruction in parts of Florida, Texas and the islands has brought home what might have been here, but for a jog. We all want to help those in need.

    Tampa Regional Artists is creating an art-related fundraiser - La Esperanza Exhibit will be held from December 3 through 17. We want to focus on children impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, so proceeds will be donated to San Jorge Children’s Hospital, San Juan, PR or a similar hospital.

    Hanging Art and Sculptures

    - 2 per artist
    - Art on reclaimed wood and plywood (or anything used to board up for a hurricane) and sculpture–limited to 36” in total – height/ width/ depth (see below for directions on how to get reclaimed wood)
    - Art on traditional substrate – canvas, paper, board, etc – limited to 40” in any direction

    Browse Box and Cards

    - 10 per artist

    Children’s Art

    - 3 per artist
    - Sizing rules apply

    Other items

    Other items, such as scarves, may also be submitted. Please check with the information contacts listed below to make sure that your category of item may be included.

    Artists will be asked to donate at least 50% of their proceeds to the benefit. TRA will not take any commission on this exhibit.  There are no fees to enter this exhibit and the exhibit is open to the public.

    When, Where?

    Tampa Regional Artist’s Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, FL
    Receiving – Friday and Saturday, December 1 & 2, noon to 3 pm
    Pick up of unsold work – Monday, December 18, noon to 3 PM or make arrangements

    Obtaining Plywood and Reclaimed Wood

    - Plywood – Madison Kenney has stockpiled plywood that artists can use as substrate. She can be reached at or 813 470-9677.
    - Reclaimed wood – Schiller Architectural & Design Salvage, 1002 No. Rome Ave., 443-4641, email –, contacts Charlie Schiller, Steve or Heidi. They will have scraps available for artists, as well as larger pieces of reclaimed wood for sale. Young artists are particularly welcome.
  • 33rd Annual Tallahassee International Juried Competition
    October 31, 2017
    Deadline:  February 14, 2018

    The Tallahassee International is an annual juried competition open to artists worldwide, 18 years of age or older, with all media eligible for consideration.

    Juried by selected faculty from the Florida State University College of Fine Arts, first prize is $1000, second prize is $500 and a color catalog is produced.

    The entry fee is $20 for 2 works. Only one entry per person.

    The exhibition is scheduled for August 27-September 30, 2018.

    For a complete prospectus and access to the online or printable entry form, please visit our website:
  • University of Tampa Literary Prizes
    October 31, 2017
    Postmark Deadline for both: December 31

    The University of Tampa Press is accepting submissions now through the end of the year for two of its distinguished literary programs.

    The Tampa Review Prize for Poetry

    Winning manuscripts are issued in both hardback and paperback editions, and authors receive royalties on sales in addition to the cash award.

    Each entrant will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Tampa Review (mailed to any U.S. address; mailing outside U.S. can be arranged with a supplementary postage fee).

    The manuscripts by TR Prize winners represent a range from first books to new titles by well-published poets.

    Here are Guidelines for Submission to the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry.

    The Danahy Fiction Prize

    The Danahy Fiction Prize is an award of $1,000 and publication in Tampa Review, given annually for a previously unpublished work of short fiction.

    Judging is by the editors of Tampa Review, and all entries are considered for publication.

    Each entrant also receives a one-year subscription to Tampa Review (mailed to any U.S. address; mailing outside U.S. can be arranged with a supplementary postage fee).

    Here are Guidelines for Submission for the Danahy Fiction Prize.
  • Tampa Fringe Festival Applications Open
    October 31, 2017
    Application deadline:  December 8

    Producers and artists and producing artists are invited to apply for a slot at the 2nd Annual Tampa International Fringe Festival.

    The Tampa Fringe is a 100% lottery, uncensored, unjuried, multidisciplinary performing arts festival taking place in Ybor City, May 3-12, 2018.

    The first festival last spring featured a hundred performances of exciting, original, experimental work created by more than twenty companies from all around the world.

    Applications and $25 application fee ($35 after 5 pm November 15) are due by December 8.

    On December 11, we will host a live drawing from which we will pull the names for the second TIFF. We will pull 28-30 shows for the festival (this varies because of run times). The remaining names will be drawn and placed on a wait-list in order, and should one of the selected shows drop out for any reason, wait-listed names will be taken from there.

    When you are selected, you have four days (by 5 pm, December 18) to pay the $275 registration fee.

    More details can be found on our website.
  • Call for Emerging Artists: Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
    October 31, 2017
    Application deadline:  January 7, 2018

    The Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts' Emerging Artists Program was created to recognize and showcase the artwork of up-and-coming artists who wish to establish themselves in a professional visual arts career.

    A limited number of emerging artists will be selected to show in the festival from the field of applicants through a jury process. Once selected, these artists are invited to participate in the festival at no cost. They also will be provided with the use of an individual display tent and receive a $250 expense allowance.

    Although these emerging artists do not compete with the other artists in the festival for prize money, their artwork will be reviewed by the festival juror and will be eligible for the $1,500 Emerging Artist Award.

    Applicants to the Emerging Artists Program should not have an established record as a professional artist showing their work in museums, art centers, major galleries or juried outdoor art exhibitions. In addition, applicants must not have more than 25% of their total annual income derived from the sale of their artwork and must not be licensed professionally as a visual artist. Emerging artists must abide by the same festival rules governing other festival artists. The Emerging Artists Program application must be accompanied by the artist’s biographical statement and three digital images of their artwork.

    Details are here:
  • All Florida Juried Exhibit
    October 28, 2017
    Deadline: January 29, 2018

    The Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers is seeking Florida artists to submit their work to the 32nd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit.

    The show opens March 9, 2018. This is the Alliance’s longest running exhibition and features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the state of Florida.

    Categories for entry are sculpture, painting (including oil, acrylic, collage, watercolor and mixed media), photography, prints and drawing.  An entry may consist of 1 to 3 artworks.

    Artists can download the prospectus and submit their work at
  • Flameworking and Hot Shop Positions
    October 28, 2017
    The Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts in Lake Worth has 2 job opportunities available for artists.

    Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts seeks for Hotshop Assistant –
    · Full Time (32-35 hrs/wk), $15- $20 per hour
    · 5 years of experience required
    Duties include: Teaching, Assisting/Gaffing Production work, assisting with events and performing routine maintenance and charging.


    Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts in South Florida is looking for a friendly and outgoing flameworking instructor.

    · 4 years teaching experience required.
    · 20 hours a week guaranteed, $15 - $20 per hour

    Please email resume and images to
  • Florida CraftArt: Call to Artists Working with Light
    October 28, 2017
    Submission Deadline: November 30, 2017

    Florida CraftArt in downtown St. Petersburg has issued a call to artists for the upcoming exhibit, New Directions in Fine-Craft Lighting, curated by Mary Anna Murphy and Catherine Woods.

    Exhibition Dates: February 9 – March 24, 2018

    Art delivery: January 15, 2018

    Since fire, light has been utilitarian, decorative, and such a routine part of our existence that often we don’t mark its significance. This exhibit promises to make viewers take a renewed look at fine-craft lighting.

    It presents new materials paired with lighting, shows current trends in LED lights, and pushes the audience to consider amping up the art in their own home lighting.

    Each of the following media will be represented: Clay, Wood, Glass, Fiber (paper), Metal and Jewelry. We’ll have chandeliers, floor lamps, table lamps, whimsical lamps and serious artistic lights, as well as art to wear.

    Complete details are here.

    The online application is here.
  • Visual Arts K-12 Teachers Needed
    October 7, 2017
    Pinellas County Schools is looking for certified art teachers for potential K-12 art openings.

    Interested candidates should complete an online application at  and send a resume to Sue Castleman

    Learn more about Art K-12 Certification in the state of Florida at

    And you can find out more about the terrific work being done in the arts by our public schools.
  • Tampa's Downtown Library seeks Florida Artists
    October 3, 2017
    Deadline:  December 15

    The Louise & Arnold Kotler Art Gallery, in the John F. Germany Public Library in Tampa, is accepting artist applications for the 2018 exhibition schedule.

    The Art Gallery is the oldest continuing art-space in downtown Tampa. Together with the permanent art collection, it promotes diversity and variety in medium, exhibiting paintings, drawings, mixed media, crafts, collectibles, ceramics and sculpture, for wall, table or display case exhibition. Displays are rotated, usually on a monthly basis.

    The Arnold and Louise Kotler Art Gallery consists primarily of works on paper and canvas that promote the following themes:

    • Florida References: Subjects pertinent to the “natural” environment of Florida and interpretations of its landscape.

    • Artistic Development and Innovation: Groundbreaking, innovative processes and artists who add to the vocabulary of art.

    For any inquiries or to apply, email Jennifer Brown, Art Gallery Coordinator, at

    Details are here.
  • Opportunity for Florida Poets
    October 3, 2017
    Deadline:  December 1

    Submissions are now open for the YellowJacket Press (YJP) Annual Chapbook Contest for Florida Poets.

    In memory of friend and YJP Poet, Mary Elizabeth (Bettie) Perez, this year’s competition has been dubbed the BETTIE Contest for Florida Poets.

    The winners will receive $200, thirty copies of the book and will be invited to read with YJP during the AWP conference in Tampa in March 2018.


    Poetry manuscripts should be no longer than 24 pages total, including 18-20 pages of poetry, title page, table of contents and acknowledgments. Your name should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. All entrants must be permanent adult residents of Florida.

    An online submission form is at

    If this is your first time using Submittable, you will need to create an account before uploading your document. To do this, click “My Account” at the top right corner of this page.

    Upload your submission as a Word (.doc, .docx), rich-text format (.rtf) file, or PDF.

    Include a brief bio separately, along with the date you became a Florida resident and notice of previous publications of specific poems, if applicable.

    You will still be prompted to checkout. A modest $12 reading fee covers processing costs and helps keep YellowJacket Press viable so we can continue to publish and support Florida poets. You will be required to enter your credit card information in order to complete the submission.

    Winner(s) will be announced in February, 2018.

    The mission of YellowJacket Press is to support emerging and established poets in Florida with an annual chapbook contest, chapbook publications and public readings. YellowJacket Press creates a means for poets to share and promote their work and nurtures a sense of community among poets and audiences across the state.
  • Call for Photographers
    October 3, 2017
    Deadline:  November 30

    The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) announces our upcoming Photography Benefit Sale.

    This exhibition gives local artist and museum members the chance to have their work on public display within the museum setting, the chance to sell their work and to be a part of the community at FMoPA. It also gives locals and attendees a rare opportunity to view, with the option of purchasing, a select body of work produced by local photographers.

    This year the Photography Benefit Sale will only accept submissions from current Members of the museum.

    We welcome member artists to submit their photographic works for .10 cents per square inch of wall space within the museum, after which the artist can collect 100% of their sales.

    The opening exhibition will take place on Monday, December 4. The show will remain up until the end of January 2018.

    Entry forms can be found at:
  • Warehouse Arts District seeks Director of Development
    October 3, 2017
    The St. Petersburg Warehouse Arts District's mission is to build and sustain a vibrant arts community in St. Petersburg that supports the success of all artists through a broad spectrum of tools, including community revitalization, marketing, advocacy and educational programming. Our goals include affordable and sustainable studio space, opportunities for artists to engage with the community, arts education for young students and artists, and contributing to the economic development of Midtown. WADA has already achieved many milestones including the completion of the ArtsXchange Phase 1 with 28 artist studios, developing our master plan initiative and an aggressive education and programming schedule featuring youth-focused financial literacy. It's because of this momentum that we are looking for an established fundraiser with a track record of success. WADA seeks an experienced, dynamic and energetic Director of Development to further advance our mission and goals and develop and lead a comprehensive fundraising plan to include major gifts, annual giving and corporate sponsors. Qualifications: 1. BA/BS degree and a minimum of 5 years of progressive, successful experience in fundraising in the Tampa Bay area. 2. Experience must include direct responsibility for major gift stewardship and solicitation. 3. Ability to increase donor involvement for long-term relationship building. 4. Self motivated, professional, analytical, with an ability to think strategically. 5. Strong writing, interpersonal and organizational skills. 6. Knowledge of nonprofit management and fundraising concepts. Responsibilities: 1. Developing an aggressive fundraising plan that produces short and long term results. 2. Raising funds for WADA’s construction, operational and program budgets, including future areas of interest. 3. Identifying, cultivating and soliciting individual, institutional and corporate funding sources. 4. Developing strategies to increase volunteer involvement at all levels of financial development. 5. Tracking gifts and pledges, preparing letters and providing reports as needed. 6. Working closely with WADA Board of Directors. Works directory with Chair of Development. 7. Researching and identifying potential funding prospects. 8. Managing fulfillment of pledges and acknowledgment of gifts with the assistance of the WADA staff. 9. Event fundraising experience a plus. Please send cover letter and resume to Renee H. Dabbs, Interim Executive Director at
  • Seeking Designs for EDGE District Markers
    August 19, 2017
    Updated Deadline:  September 22 The City of St. Petersburg, in conjunction with the EDGE District, seeks to commission artists or artist teams to design, engineer, construct and install Gateway Markers to identify the EDGE District in St. Petersburg. The City has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The project is for multiple gateway markers utilizing one design - two markers of larger scale and six to eight of smaller scale. The design must incorporate the EDGE District's logo, found at The EDGE District runs from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street to 16th Street, and from 1st Avenue South to 1st Avenue North. It's an award- winning, historic district characterized by an eclectic mix of locally-owned, independent businesses, historic buildings, public art murals and landscaped corridors lined with majestic palms. Based in a rich history of pioneering and industry, the District was home to the first settlements in the area and became the center of growth for the emerging City of St. Petersburg. Today it is one of the most popular destinations in the Tampa Bay region, with an authentic, safe and beautiful environment that promotes a connected, active community. Complete details are here.
  • Keep St Pete Lit Writers' Residency
    August 16, 2017

    Deadline:  December 15

    Keep St Pete Lit is accepting applications for their The LitSpace St. Petersburg Writers’ Residency 2018. 

    The residency invites applications from fiction writers, poets, playwrights, essayists and memoirists, and provides support for adventurous writers and fresh voices.

    We encourage applications from writers whose work is challenging and daring, as well as from underrepresented backgrounds.

    Applications in English will be accepted from writers around the world. 

    While a track record of publication will be a plus for applicants, we are eager to recognize and foster excellent writers with limited publication histories.

    The residency is two weeks long, from April 8-22, 2018. 

    Complete details are here

  • Volunteer at the Morean Arts Center
    June 1, 2017
    The Morean Arts Center in downtown St. Pete always has room for new volunteers, and welcomes students.

    If you're part of a community group, the Morean is glad to talk with you about your organization volunteering.

    You can also apply to become a Docent at the Chihuly Collection.

    Complete details on all their volunteer opportunities are here.
  • Call for Wildlife Photographs
    April 3, 2017
    Deadline: December 1 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is launching its 75 Years Wild Photo Contest encouraging people to explore the natural beauty of Florida’s Wildlife Management Area system. Nearly 6-million acres across the state protect Florida's fish and wildlife populations and offer access to nationally recognized trails for paddling, hiking and bird watching. The photo contest has four themes, based on the seasons. Photographers are reminded to respect wildlife by not getting too close or disturbing any birds or animals you encounter. To enter:
      • Visit the FWC’s Facebook page at, look for a Photo Contest post and post your photo in the Comments section.
      • Photos also can be entered via Instagram by tagging #WMAzing.
      • Or send an email to
    Details, rules and upcoming events: 75
  • Ongoing Resources for Artists
    February 21, 2017
    Explore these sites for professional development, funding ideas, arts advocacy, sources for health insurance and more.

    Americans For The Arts

    American Artists

    Art Place:  Creative Placemaking

    Creative Capital

    Creative Pinellas

    National Endowment for the Arts

    Philanthropy Foundation

  • Call for Volunteers: St Pete Store & Visitors Center
    September 29, 2016
    Are you in love with our beautiful city? Are you interested in sharing this with others in a fun and professional environment?
    The St. Pete Store & Visitors Center is looking for a few good people to help our visitors and locals find their way to great activities, restaurants, museums and attractions in St. Petersburg.
    Please contact if you are interested!
  • Trolley Guides for the Second Saturday ArtWalk
    May 29, 2016
    Volunteers are needed to serve as Trolley Guides for the Second Saturday ArtWalk every month. Volunteers take 2-hour shifts (5-7 and 7-9) riding the trolley; answering questions from visitors, providing information about the arts districts, and helping keep the trolleys "on track.” Volunteers receive a $25 gift card. Contact:
  • Call to Artists: Animals in Art
    May 1, 2016
    Deadline: June 3 Smithtown Township Arts Council in St. James NY invites submissions for its upcoming juried fine art exhibition: "Animals in Art - Our Partners on the Planet" at the Mills Pond Gallery, with JurorTim Newton. Artists are encouraged to share their artistic vision of animals both domestic and wild. Artwork may include any animals that live on land, in the sea or in the air and can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction. Open to USA artists age 18 or older. All media considered except photography and computer generated art. Prospectus at
  • Call to Artists: Public Art in Sarasota
    May 1, 2016
    Deadline for submissions: June 5 A Call to Artists is underway for the creation of an original landmark sculpture to be placed at a future roundabout at Orange Avenue and Ringling Boulevard in Sarasota, to become part of the City’s permanent public art collection. Artists with a proven track record of creating significant outdoor public art commissions that can withstand the Florida elements are encouraged to apply. The piece should be  free standing. Complement the Orange Avenue/Ringling Boulevard roundabout location. Require minimal maintenance (no water features). Must be an original design. Can be appreciated from a distance (does not draw people toward it). Must not exceed 20 feet in height. Must not display messages or contain signs, flashing lights etc. The project budget cannot exceed $150,000.  Installation: November 2017. Specific details about the project, including the application process and selection process are posted at  
  • Call to Artists: St Augustine Art Festival
    April 29, 2016
    Application deadline: Monday, June 6 The St Augustine Art Association has issued a call to artists to participate in the 7th annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition July 23 through August 28. This fine art, juried exhibit features 2-D and 3-D original work depicting the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Cash prizes for awards, art is sold for the benefit of conservation efforts and art education.
  • Call to Artists: Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium
    April 29, 2016
    The City of Boynton Beach is hosting the 3rd International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. Visit. All types of outdoor kinetic art forms are welcome. The artwork should endure the Florida outdoor environment for the year-long display. The artists may consider more than one artwork site or create a site-specific kinetic artwork installation. Sites can accommodate artwork up to 20ʼ x 6ʼ x 10ʼ (large pad) and 10ʼ x 4ʼ x 6ʼ (small pad). All cement pads are 6 foot square. Some are flush to the pavement, others elevated in landscaped areas. There is also an opportunity for kinetic artwork to be installed in large signature trees along East Ocean Avenue. The Avenue of the Arts stretches for more than seven blocks in the City’s downtown cultural district. Selected artwork will be displayed on lighted pedestals and included in the promotion, advertising and marketing of the year-long event. Each selected artist will receive $1,000.00 per artwork selected to cover delivery and installation of the artwork. Artists are responsible for the delivery, installation and loan of the artwork. The City can assist with this service as part of the stipend. All artwork is for sale with a 30% contribution to the Art in Public Places program. To see current artworks sited on the Avenue of the Arts visit and take the virtual tour. More information is here:
  • Creative Clay is Seeking Teaching Artists
    April 29, 2016
    Creative Clay welcomes volunteers.

    Volunteer opportunities include:

    - Creative Clay Gallery Attendant
    - Creative Thrift Sales Associate
    - Studio Assistant
    - Events

    Creative Clay's mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences.

    You can call Emily at 727-825-0515 if you have questions about our volunteer program, or visit

    Volunteer Orientation is held the last Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at 1846 1st Avenue S.
  • Call for Artists: Historic Rialto Gallery in downtown Tampa
    March 30, 2016
    The beautiful restored Rialto Theatre on N. Franklin Street in Tampa invites artists to apply for solo exhibitions. Exhibitions rotate monthly and should appeal to a wide variety of audiences. Large-scale work is appropriate, given the size of the space. Email web links, bios and resumes to:
  • Students are Welcome to Volunteer at the Morean Arts Center
    February 29, 2016
    The Morean Arts Center on Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete offers volunteer positions that are great for students, community service leaders and other arts lovers. For students and groups, a staff member will always be available to sign off on hours spent volunteering. A day spent helping out at the Morean Arts Center or during our events can pay off. You can meet new people, learn more about art and make a positive impact on the lives of others. Find out more at
  • Dali Museum Volunteer Opportunities
    February 29, 2016
    The Salvador Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg offers opportunities to volunteer in guest relations, education, membership, marketing, operations, special events and more. Training is provided and volunteers receive special benefits for their service. Find out more at
  • Museum of Fine Arts Needs Volunteers
    February 29, 2016
    The Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg is looking for volunteers to lead museum tours, assist with family programs, office work, special events, outreach and in the Museum store. The Museum is a lovely oasis near the downtown waterfront, with art on display from ancient to contemporary. Fine out more at
  • Volunteers Needed at Florida CraftArt
    November 9, 2015
    Florida CraftArt in downtown St. Pete has many opportunities for volunteers.

    Volunteers help broaden the awareness, understanding and appreciation of art objects made by hand. In our galleries, visitors enjoy meaningful craft experiences and unparalleled aesthetic standards. As Florida's only statewide nonprofit organization exclusively focused on Florida's original fine crafts, we make a difference in the lives of artists.

    Volunteers are part of the heart and soul of our operation. You can find out more at
  • Calling St Pete Artists
    September 22, 2015
    The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing to open a consignment retail store attached to our Visitors Center.  Our goal is to highlight locally made goods and help our visitors and residents discover our community artists and makers. This store is scheduled to open in early October and we are starting to collect inventory this week. We are seeking items that are locally made or reflective of the St. Pete experience to offer in this space.  Please review the outline and share your products with us for a chance to sell your wares to our guests. Here's the consignment agreement. Contact Kristina Alspaw at for more information.
  • St. Petersburg Classes and Education
    August 3, 2015
    Looking for local art classes and education?  Be sure to check out SPAA's new Education Page.
  • Professional Writing Classes with Keep St Pete Lit
    May 31, 2015
    Keep St Pete Lit continues their popular series of professional writing classes at the Morean Arts Center. November classes include sessions on Poetry, Fiction and Essay writing. Find out more and register online at: